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Seeds Announces Classroom Reopening Date Post-COVID

On-Site Learning Resumes for New Fiscal Year

May 5, 2021 (Cleveland) – “It has been a challenging year, to say the least,” President & CEO Bonnie Entler shared with stakeholders in a May 1 announcement. “The time has come to bring fully-vaccinated tutors and students back into our classroom.”

The announcement was delivered one year to the day that Ohio’s initial Stay at Home Order was set to expire (May 1).

“At that time, I had to share the heartbreaking news that Seeds would remain closed. Every message to you during the last 14 months included variations of a worrying theme – Not now, maybe soon. But today is different,” she said before the announcement.

On July 12, 2021, physical classrooms will reopen on a reduced schedule to fully vaccinated students and tutors.


Classrooms Reopen, Reduced Schedule

All locations will continue to offer tutoring three times a day, EST: Mornings 9am-11am, Afternoons 1pm-3pm, and evenings 6pm-8pm.

However, on-site days will be limited.

SEEDS WEST
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SEEDS EAST
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Tutoring
Wednesday & Thursday
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Tutoring
Monday & Tuesday
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Orientation for New Students
Monday & Tuesday
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Orientation for New Students
Wednesday & Thursday
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The Virtual Classroom will remain fully operational 4 days a week as a permanent program offering.


Safety Precautions

The following is a list of just a few safety precautions the organization will continue to employ upon reopening.

VACCINATIONS: Proof of vaccination is required to return to on-site learning. Those without vaccinations should continue to use the Virtual Classroom

SCREENINGS: Temperature checks and COVID questions upon entry

MASKS: Masks required on-site

CLEANING & SANITATION: After every class session

AIR FILTERS: HEPA air filters stationed throughout the classroom

PLEXI BARRIERS: At every table


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